Mom Shouldn't Have Posted Daughter's 'No Haircut!' Note Online

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letterSo, here's something funny. A mom named Julie in Milwaukee had been trying to take her nine-year-old daughter for a haircut for sometime. But her daughter, who apparently has an affinity for her locks, wanted nothing to with this tortuous idea. So, on the day that Julie was set to take her daughter to the salon, she found a super hilarious, super dramatic note on her bed that attempted to tug at her heartstrings.

It's cute. It's funny. It's classic nine-year-old antics. But, I'm wondering if it was really necessary to post the letter online for the world to see? Maybe it's just me, but it seems a little bit like soliciting a laugh at your child's expense.

I remember being nine. Vividly. (I was nine, afterall, not two.) I did crap like this all the time -- would write my parents letters apologizing for some idiotic thing I did; or make up a song to try to get out of going to gymnastics. And although I didn't realize it at the time, my mother and father thought this stuff, that I found to be incredibly clever, was funny. And I'm sure they sure they shared my letters and stories with their friends and the rest of our family -- which seems fair enough; I'm sure I'll do the same thing. But when it's posted on the Internet, it kind of takes on a whole, new meaning.

Don't get me wrong, I think the letter is terribly sweet and funny, and it definitely brought a smile to my face. But part of me feels kind of bad for the little girl who wrote it. As silly as the whole thing is, clearly her hair is something that's important to her -- and she didn't want to get it cut. Posting the letter not only disregards her feelings, but it sort of makes a bit of a mockery of them. It's like, the mom used it to get the world to laugh.

Like I said, though, the whole thing is kind of silly. If the little girl knows about this (which, hopefully, she doesn't), I'm sure she'll get over it. And at the very least, though, I hope she got to keep her hair.

Would you post a letter your kid wrote online?

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kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Its called privacy settings. I would to certain people.

CadesMum CadesMum

I don't get why it's such a big deal what this mom did.

mande... manderspanders

I don't see the big deal.


Do you think the show "Kids Say the Darnest Things" should have never been allowed to air? Kids are great for entertainment and this is funny.


The girl needs to respect her parents and get her haircut.  It's one of those times in life when you learn that you can't always get your way and that things that are important to you aren't necessarily important to anyone else.  Her feelings won't be spared as an adult....


 

Stacey. Stacey.

It's not like the parents put her on blast and put her full legal name or a photo of her daughter next to it. When I started my period my mo told everyone, talk about embarassing.

Siste... SisterPeach

um, you just reposted it.


 

katat... katatrinakay

I post about funny things my kids do all the time. We're parents! Of course we're going to laugh and tell stories at our kids' expense.. The note is adorable. I wouldn't have hesitated to post it myself... It's not like it's a pic of her in the bath tub or anything..... I remember my mom bringing out the ol' photo album to show my brother's first girlfriend a pic of his three year old little tushie playing naked in a baby pool in my grandma.s backyard.... Now, that was before the days of face book, and I have yet to see that pic show up on facebook...but that, dear mother, was uncalled for..

nonmember avatar Tonya

Oh, come on. Have a sense of humor. Making fun of our kids is one of the fringe benefits of parenting. As long as the kid doesn't know, no harm done. There's nothing the mother put out there that would make identifying the kid a possibility. That note was hilarious.

suziejax suziejax

My dd used to write me notes all the time and still does sometimes,,, she is now 12. if my dd wrote something I thought was so cute and I wanted to share with some of my firends I would ask her first and if she was ok with it ,.,, I would 

Sierr... SierraLynn

I see nothing wrong with posting it. It's cute and funny.

nonmember avatar Aura

I don't see a problem with it. It's adorable and it's great to see how children think.
To manderspanders, I disagree that her hair should be cut anyway. This isn't a lesson in teaching a child who is the boss. The world may not respect how she feels but she should have people in that world that do. She stated her case and it is her hair. It's not going to kill her if it is long, so why not leave it be?

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